The Nine Books of the History of Herodotus, by P E Laurent


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The Nine Books of the History of Herodotus (2 volumes)
Peter Edmund Laurent
Third Edition

In Book 8 Herodotus mentions “Scyllias, a man of Scione; he was the best diver of the time, and in the shipwreck at Pelion he had saved for the Persians much of their possessions and gotten much for himself in addition …”

Hardback books. Worn condition. Covers heavily rubbed all over. A few pages loose in one of the volumes. Over 175 years old. Both books now in cellophane covers to protect the bindings.

Volume 1
360 pages. Fold out map at front of the book; a few B&W drawings.
Contents: (4 books: Clio, Euterpe, Thalia and Melpomene)
Life of Herodotus; Plan and object of the history; Digressions; Moral character of Herodotus; His religious character, industry, veracity, political principles and style.

Volume 2: 491 pages. No illustrations. Foxing to some pages, especially endpapers.
Contents:5 books: Terpsichore, Erato, Polymnia, Urania, Calliope)

150 mm x 230 mm (approx. 6 in x 9 in)
1846, Henry Slatter, Oxford, UK

Additional information

Weight 1.8 kg
Dimensions 26 × 18 × 8 cm